[Fans] can do anything they want with my stuff. If they want to listen to my music, or look at my art, or download a poster or a book, I say go for it.
I’m not going to get paid anyway. Do you think Warner Brothers is ever going to pay me a penny for any records I ever made, or Slash Records? I don’t get paid for those. They’re protecting the rights they own on my work so that they can make money, not that I can get paid. They don’t pay me, the laws are not in my favor. […]
It’s really difficult to get paid. So, yeah, I say, “Steal it all. Steal it all.” I make my monthly bills. I don’t care. I don’t need more than what I need. I’m not looking to be a millionaire. It would be nice if those situations weren’t corrupt."
Exene Cervenka, in this Phoenix New Times interview.